The following incidents and arrests are some but not all of the reports filed with SSPD over the listed period, dated through August 19.
The following information was provided by the Sandy Springs Police Department from its records and is presumed to be accurate.
5800 block of Kingsport Drive 30342 – On August 13, a man said he was hit on the head by a pipe and robbed outside his residence in the 200 block of Northwood Drive. The victim walked to the 5800 block of Kingsport, where a security guard helped him. The victim was heavily intoxicated. The victim said a man hit him. The suspect was in the company of a woman. The victim lost $350.
8500 block of Roswell Road 30350 – On August 15, the employee of a car wash said that just before 9 p.m. he was getting into his car after locking up the business when a man holding a rifle forced him from his car and made him unlock the business office. The suspect made the victim give him an undisclosed amount of money. Several things which the suspect did and said lead investigators to believe that he is an ex-employee. They have several good leads on the robbery.
200 block of Harbor Parkway 30350 – On August 19, a man said he was near the mailbox area of the apartments, in his car, when a man walked up to him and asked where the Taco Bell restaurant was. The man then pointed a gun at him and ordered the victim to run. The man drove off with the victim’s car.
6800 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30328 – On August 14, the victim said someone kicked open the front door to his apartment. His Xbox 360 video game system is missing.
300 block of Preston Woods Trail 30328 – On August 15 the victim said someone pried the front door and took two TVs, a portable hard drive, DVD player and laptop. The victim said a large moving truck with no signage was in the area at the time of the burglary.
800 block of Abingdon Way 30328 – On August 15, the victim said the front door had been forced open. Someone took a 60-pound safe that contained jewelry. Note: Safes are really not all that safe unless they’re secured to something. Once stolen, the crooks will find a way to get them open.
400 block of Margate 30328 – Someone entered through a rear door (forced) and apparently looked through the bedroom area. The victim reported on August 15 that jewelry and a checkbook were taken.
6900 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On August 19, someone forced entry into a vacant condo and removed a stove.
5300 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30342 – A man reported on August 19 that he saw two men attempting to pry an apartment door open. When the men saw him, they ran. They got into a green Pontiac and left. A second burglary was reported in this complex.
800 block of Creekgarden Court 30328 – On August 19 a resident said he was awakened just before 2 p.m. when he heard a banging noise. He looked out of the bedroom window and saw a man wearing only jeans shorts and an earring. A second man had a white sweater around his head. They were attempting to force entry into a neighbor’s home. Both suspects saw the resident and fled in a Honda CRV.
3600 block of Spring Creek Lane 30350 – A resident said she left her door unlocked while she walked to the apartment mailbox center on August 19. When she returned, someone had entered the apartment and taken a 32-inch TV.
8700 block of Roswell Road – A woman reported that on August 14 she was shopping at a grocery store and someone took her iPad from her shopping cart.
A man reported that his wallet was stolen from his locker at Concourse Athletic Club. He said he left the locker accidentally unlocked. Missing is $140.
100 block of Helmsley Drive 30342 – On August 15, the victim said he was loading his car about 1:30 a.m. because he was going to return to college for the fall semester. He briefly went back inside his house. When he returned, he saw all of the car doors open and a man standing next to the car. The victim yelled and the man fled to a waiting car and the car left toward Mount Paran Road. The car was an older, possibly gray sedan that looked “beat up.” The car left a trail of exhaust fumes that were very noticeable. Stolen was a TV that the suspect abandoned at the end of the driveway.
1100 block of Mt. Vernon Highway 30328 – On August 15, a stolen car was reported.
4900 block of High Point Road 30342 – Someone damaged an AC unit in what was an attempt to steal copper from it on August 15.
5900 block of Roswell Road 30328 – An employee of a retail store said that someone stole his cellphone from the break room between 3:45 and 6 p.m.
6300 block of Powers Ferry Road – A hotel reported two vending machines had been damaged in a theft. The complainant said about $100 in coins was taken.
400 block of Waterford Place 30342 – On August 17, an apartment resident said someone took a UPS package, opened it, and removed the contents.
1100 block of Hammond Drive 30328 – The victim said she took a pre-packaged chandelier to a store on August 17 to be shipped. The employee re-packaged the package and processed it to be mailed to Chicago. After the package was supposed to have been shipped, the victim said the employee refused to give a tracking number to the victim and then refused to provide the owner’s information, requested by the victim. According to the victim, she contacted FedEx who said they no longer ground shipped items for this particular store. They declined to cite why. The victim believes the item was stolen.
100 block of Embassy Row 30328 – On August 17, a man said that his backpack, containing a Macbook computer and other items, was stolen from the fourth floor of the Art Institute of Atlanta.
6th block of Concourse Parkway 30328 – On August 18, a man said he packaged a ThinkPad and placed it in the mail room. The person, whom the box was intended to be sent to, called the victim and said the box arrived but not the ThinkPad, which was supposed to be inside.
SSPD officers found an abandoned silver 2002 Honda Passport, which had been stolen from Atlanta on August 3.
Theft from Vehicles
Articles were stolen from vehicles on the following dates:
6200 block of Mt. Vernon Oaks Drive 30328 August 14
300 block of Riverhill Drive 30328, August 14
1500 block of Bakers Glen Drive 30328, August 15
3200 block of River Exchange Drive 30328, August 5 (reported late)
5600 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30328, August 15
1100 block of Hammond Drive (x2) 30328, August 15
5400 block of Powers Overlook Drive 30328, August 16
700 block of Amster Green Drive 30328, August 16
7800 block of Roswell Road 30350, August 17
5500 block of Northside Drive 30342, August 17
4900 block of Roswell Road 30342, August 18
600 block of Roswell Road 30328, August 18
1100 block of Mt. Vernon Highway 30328, August 18
100 block of Summerset Lane 30328, August 19
5200 block of Lake Forrest Drive 30328, August 19
700 block of Hammond Drive 30328, August 19
1000 block of Johnson Ferry Road 30342, August 19
700 block of Roswell Road 30350, August 19
6500 block of Roswell Road 30328, August 19
6900 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On August 13, a man said someone made a fraudulent charge on his credit card. The charge was for an airline ticket from Kansas. The ticket was made out to someone the victim did not know.
A woman said that someone stole a box of Wells Fargo checks from her mailbox in DeKalb County. Since that time, over $70,000 in checks has been written in the metro area. One check was written at the Wells Fargo Bank on Hammond Drive. The check was cashed for $8,300 in the name of the victim’s husband and made out to a woman.
A man reported that when he used his credit card, it was declined. He checked the bank and found that the card was used at an Apple store for $1,000 and the purchase was shipped via UPS to his residence. He did not order nor receive a package.
Note: Many times the thief will use a credit card, ship the item to the proper address to avoid suspicion, stake out the residence until the package is delivered, and then take it, usually while the victim is at work.
200 block of Hilderbrand Drive 30328 – On August 13, a cook and server got into an argument over a food order at a restaurant. The server said the cook got mad, pushed, and then slapped her. The cook said he didn’t do it. The food was unaffected.
Johnson Ferry Road – On August 15, a woman said she was at the a store and found a glass bowl she liked. After she took it, another woman said she had it first. According to the victim, the other woman cursed at the victim and hit her on the upper arm. The manager of the store said he was familiar with both women, who have shopped at the store for years and were very competitive with one another over sale items. The officer had the women shake hands and start “fresh” and all parties left.
3400 block of The Valley 30328 – On August 17, two women, who are roommates, were drinking heavily and then got into an argument. One slapped the other and the other then punched the first, leaving a lump on her forehead. Both were cited for being disorderly under the influence. One of the parties left to stay with someone else.
5600 block of Roswell Road – A man said that on August 13, while he was driving on Roswell Road, a man yelled homosexual slurs at him. Later that night, while the victim was in a grocery store, the same man confronted him, threw a cup of water on him, and threatened to fight him. The victim said the man has been seen in the picnic area of the grocery store before and appears to live in the apartment complex across the street.
A man said that a woman who he knew from high school called asking for money to help her out. He told her he would and she came to his apartment. He said she kept making sexual advances toward him which he rejected. He told her that he no longer wanted to loan her the money. She got mad and threw his laptop against the wall, spit on his TV, and claimed that she was going to file a rape charge with the police. He said that a man was with her. She later texted the victim telling him that she told the man who drove her to the residence that she was going to take modeling photos. She wanted the victim to go ahead with the loan. He said that he did give her a check which he now wanted back. He also wanted to press charges on the property damage.
A 48-year-old man said his ex-wife has been sending him vulgar emails and text messages about his sex life and sexual activities with his girlfriend. He said she is an alcoholic and reacting on the finalization of the divorce.
8300 block of Roswell Road – A customer reported on August 18 that he was at the ATM when he found a set of keys inserted into the ATM keyhole. He removed them (and not the money) and called the police. The keys were secured in the property room.
8700 block of Roswell Road 30350 – A drunken woman refused to leave McDonald’s. She was arrested.
8200 block of Roswell Road at Northridge Road 30350 – Following a traffic stop on August 18, an officer told the driver that he smelled marijuana. The K-9 officer and dog checked the car and found just under 20 grams of pot, a digital scale, small baggies with pot inside, and $535 in cash. The driver also had a weapon in the car. He was charged with drug offenses and possessing a gun during the commission of a felony. He was arrested.
6800 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road – Cops were called about a man blocking car traffic from entering the gate of the complex. The cops said they found a man lying on the ground in front of the gate, causing cars to go around him to get into the complex. The man was shirtless, smelled like alcohol and had bad body odor. The man said he accompanied another man to the complex to seek out a man who allegedly raped a friend five times. They did not find the suspected rapist and then the man who accompanied the shirtless man left him. The man told the cops he only stopped the cars to use a cellphone. The report said the suspect would yell threats and utter profanities and screamed violently during their contact. He was arrested.